COVID-19 Community Update Monday 4_6_2020

Face Masks Recommended to Protect Others

The St. Clair County Health Department received notification of a 3rd county resident who died from COVID-19 complications. WGRT is reporting confirmed cases as reported by the St. Clair County Health Department, Lambton Public Health, and The Ontario Ministry of Health.

Confirmed cases as of April 6th at 5:30 PM are as follows:

  • State of Michigan: 17,221 confirmed cases; 727 deaths
  • St. Clair County: 114 confirmed cases; 3 county resident deaths (There was also 1 death in a county hospital of an out-of-county resident)
  • Ontario: 4,347 confirmed cases; 132 deaths
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 80 confirmed cases; 8 deaths

A person may transmit COVID-19 without knowing they are infected. It is now recommended that individuals wear a cloth face covering whenever they are in public to protect those around them. To ensure that surgical masks and N-95 respirators remain available for medical personnel, the CDC recommends homemade masks for personal use.

Masks can be made from 100% cotton material such as t-shirts and bandanas. They should not be placed on children under 2 years old, anyone having trouble breathing, or someone who is unconscious and unable to remove it without assistance. Masks do not protect you from becoming infected. The best way to prevent infection is to stay home, wash your hands properly, and avoid touching your face.

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Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand